Sony’s Cheapest Waterproof Phone Goes On Sale In India

Who wouldn’t like to take their phone to some water ride and click some really cool snaps? You can’t do this with most phones in the market and those with waterproofing super powers are rare and premium. But what if you can get a waterproof phone, that too without breaking your budget?  That’s Xperia M4 Aqua for you, folks!


Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua is the only mid-range right now in the market to pack the waterproofing and dust resistance. Xperia M4 Aqua has IP rating of IP65/68, which is as good as Sony’s flagship Xperia Z3 Plus. So you’re essentially getting the same level of protection.

Xperia M4 Aqua has reasonably good hardware for its price tag.  You could say there are phones with better hardware at the similar price tag, but none of them comes with waterproofing which is M4 Aqua’s key selling point. There’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Its 5-inch display has 720p HD resolution. It also sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The 2400 mAh battery keeps Xperia M4 Aqua alive. In India, it will be available in the dual SIM variant with support for 4G LTE on the first SIM.

When it was launched at MWC2015 in March, the single SIM version was priced at $335, making it only waterproof phone under $350. The Indian dual SIM version, however, is priced at ~$392 (INR 24,990). It’s already available for purchase in India.